Hyundai looks all set to revive the Tucson brand in India this year with the launch of the new generation model. First launched here in 2005, the first generation Tucson did manage to find a few homes on Indian soil, but thanks mainly to an industry that was yet to warm up to premium SUVs, it failed to find many buyers. Fast forward to 2016 and the Indian subsidiary of the Korean auto giant looks all set to launch the new Tucson SUV in our country’s fast-growing car market. Earlier, Hyundai announced the Tucson 2016 India launch will take place on October-24. However, following a delay due to unspecified reasons the launch will now take place on November 14. New Hyundai Tucson India prices could start at roughly Rs 18 lakhs. Read more on New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India launch and expected price here.
The new Hyundai Tucson, which is in its third generation now, will be positioned between the Creta and the Santa Fe in the manufacturer’s SUV portfolio, and will take the fight straight to the Honda CR-V. The new model Tucson made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016, where it shared the floor space with many other Hyundai cars. You can safely expect us to come up with a detailed 2016 Hyundai Tucson Review in near future.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India Launch Date
|2016 Hyundai Tucson India Launch Date||November 14, 2016|
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India launch was to take place on 24 October this year. However, it has now been rescheduled for November 14. Once launched, the new Tucson will find itself slotted between the high-selling Creta and the Santa Fe. In Indian car market, the new Tucson will be a direct rival to the Honda CR-V. It maybe noted that the petrol-only Honda CR-V might face stiff competition from the new Tucson due to the lack of a Diesel engine option. Also, as we have discussed later, the new Hyundai Tucson 2016 India price is likely to be considerably lower than that of the CR-V. All this means that the new Tucson could very well become a game changer of sorts in its segment.
While Hyundai did not specify the reasons for the delay in its launch, some reports suggest they were trying to give the new Elantra some time to establish itself in the market. When launched, the variants of the Tucson and Elantra will clash in terms of pricing. With our love for SUVs at an all time high, there could be cannibalisation within the ranks of Hyundai.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Price in India
|Variant||Estimated ex-showroom Price|
|Hyundai Tucson S Manual Price in India||Rs 18.00 lakh|
|Hyundai Tucson SX Manual Price in India||Rs 19.50 lakh|
|Hyundai Tucson SX+ Manual Price in India||Rs 21.20 lakh|
|Hyundai Tucson SX Automatic Price in India||Rs 22.50 lakh|
The new Hyundai Tucson is expected to cost around Rs 18 lakh (ex showroom) for the base petrol variant. In Hyundai India’s SUV portfolio, the new Tucson will find itself slotted between the Creta and the Santa Fe. Even with a starting price of around Rs 18 lakhs, the new Tucson, will still enjoy a significant price advantage over the Honda CR-V. Hyundai India plans to cash in on our love for SUVs/Crossovers by increasing their presence in various SUV segments. The new Tucson is an integral part of this plan as it will fill the void between the Creta and the Santa Fe, while an all-new compact SUV based on the Carlino (HND-14) concept showcased at the Auto Expo will be positioned below the Creta in the compact SUV space.
In Malaysia, the Hyundai Tucson retails for –
|1||Hyundai Tucson 2.0-litre Elegance||RM 126,101 (INR 20.98 Lakhs)|
|2||Hyundai Tucson 2.0-litre Elegance||RM 139,715 (INR 23.25 Lakhs)|
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is available with a 300,000 km/five-year warrant.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Walk-around Video Review
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Specifications
|Engine Type||2.0-litre, Inline 4-cylinder Diesel turbocharged|
|Horsepower @ RPM||136 BHP|
|Torque @ RPM||373 Nm|
|Valve train||DOHC 16-valve|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual/6-Speed Automatic|
Internationally, the latest generation Tucson has been on sale with 3 engine options-
- 1.7-litre, 114bhp CRDi Turbocharged Diesel with 6-Speed Auto
- 2.0-litre, 136 bhp CRDi Turbocharged Diesel with 6-speed Auto/Manual
- 2.0-litre, 175 bhp CRDi with 6-Speed Auto
Out of these two, the 2.0-litre oil burner could be the only engine option that comes to India. This engine could deliver a fuel mileage of as much as 18 kmpl on the Highway. Hyundai India might consider launching the Tucson with the 1.4-litre Turbo Petrol that was on display at the Auto Expo 2016. Or it could be the 2.0-litre that powers the new Elantra and might also power the upcoming new model.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Pictures-
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Mileage
|Model Name||Estimated ARAI Certified Mileage|
|Hyundai Tucson Diesel||17 – 18 km/l|
We will be able to give a better estimate of the Hyundai Tucson fuel mileage once we get confirmation of the engine lineup for India. In all probability, we will have to wait till the official launch for confirmation.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Dimensions
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Rivals
While the new Tucson’s main direct rival will be the Honda CR-V, it might find itself competing with top-end variants of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Hexa.
Top end trims could turn out to be as expensive as the lower and mid level trims of the new Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Features
Hyundai has always made it a point to offer best in class comfort and convenience features on all of its models. The 2016 Tucson won’t be an exception. Safely expect this car to come loaded to its brim with features like –
- Powered Tailgate with Gesture Recognition (Smart Trunk feature)
- Automatic Parking
- Drive Mode Selector
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Blind Spot Assist
- Panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof
- Dual front automatic temperature control
- Floor console mounted rear vents
- 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
- 6-way power passenger seat
- Ventilated front seats
- Projector headlamps
- LED DRLs
- LED tail lamps
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Video-
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India – Exterior Design
Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new generation Tucson, in line with the latest models from Hyundai, boasts a bold exterior design that makes it among the most stylish cars in its segment. Up front, the new Tucson sports Hyundai’s trademark Hexagonal grille, which is flanked by a pair of sleek headlamps that run all the way to the fenders, and bestow a really sharp front fascia upon this SUV.
Unlike the slightly boxy proportions of the Creta, the new Tucson’s silhouette gets many curves and creases. All of these come together to add dynamism to this car’s design. The side profile is heavily sculpted and thanks to a dropping roofline, has an almost sports coupe-like appeal to it.
At the rear, the new Tucson looks a fair bit like the latest Santa Fe. However, we reckon that this is no reason to complain. Talking of the new Tucson, Peter Schreyer, Chief of Design, Hyundai, has said,“The new Tucson represents the future for us, as it is the SUV that pioneers the new look, especially the grille and headlights.”
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India – Interior Design
On the inside, the new Tucson isn’t as flashy as it is on the outside. You get a less radically-styled cabin and the two-part dashboard features a neat layout. Taking centre stage here is an eight-inch touchscreen interface for the infotainment system. Overall, the cabin impresses with its neat layout and a touch of luxury.
The cabin seen in pictures here features a black-beige setup, which has high chances of being available on the India-spec Hyundai Tucson. The cabin does not feature a three rows of seats. However, this will free up luggage space behind the second row. The panoramic sunroof seen in the image below could be given a miss for the Indian market.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will offer following color options
- Ash Black
- Caribbean Blue
- Chromium Silver
- Coliseum Grey
- Mojave Sand
- Ruby Wine
- Sedona Sunset
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Engine and Transmission
For India, the upcoming Tucson SUV is likely to feature the same engine and transmission lineup as the new Hyundai Elantra. Which means 2016 Hyundai Tucson could receive a 1.6 L Diesel and a 2.0 L Petrol engine in India. However, there has been no confirmation regarding the engine lineup from Hyundai’s end. Internationally, the new Tucson features a 2.0 L Diesel that makes 136 bhp and 373 Nm. At the Auto Expo 2016, the Tucson on display had a 1.4-litre turbo petrol. While we’re not sure which petrol and diesel engines the Tucson will get, it will definitely be available with manual and automatic transmission option for both petrol and diesel variants.
New Hyundai Tucson 2016 Pictures
We look forward to driving the new-age Tucson. And while we’ll come up with a detailed New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India test drive review in the coming days, you can watch this space for more on the New Hyundai Tucson 2016 India Launch, Price in India, Pics, Specs, Features.
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- Yatharth Chauhan
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